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Parents of 43 missing Mexican students stage protests

Mexico City : Parents of 43 students who went missing in Mexico in 2014 staged protests in front of embassies in Mexico City to demand long-term follow-up on the disappearances.

Thursday marked 20 months after the disappearance of the students in Iguala, in the state of Guerrero, EFE news reported.

Parents and relatives divided into four groups and went to diplomatic offices, where they delivered a document with their demands.

African envoys participate in event after assurances by India

New Delhi : Even as African envoys in India on Thursday decided to participate in the Africa Day event, following a "constructive meeting" with top Indian officials, the Indian government said that a few isolated cases of violence against African nationals should not be generalised to portray a climate of insecurity for African students.

On Thursday, African envoys decided to review their decision of calling for postponement of the Africa Day event, which was being read as a boycott, following the killing of a Congolese national in New Delhi last week.

UAE AMU Alumni Forum to build accommodation complex for 1,000 students in University

By Raqib Hameed Naik, TwoCircles.net

Dubai: In a significant move aimed at improving the infrastructure in Aligarh Muslim University, the AMU Alumni Forum United Arab Emirates (UAE) has said it will build a complex to accommodate 1,000 students, proposed to be built within the AMU campus.

The proposal of the building, named “Sheikh Zayed Complex” was unveiled during a grand Mushaira “Shaam-e-Majaz” organized by the Forum in Dubai on Thursday May 19, 2016.

Shake hands with female teachers or face fine, Muslim boys told

Geneva : Muslim school students in the Swiss canton of Basel cannot refuse to shake hands with their female teachers on religious grounds, otherwise their parents will face fines, local authorities have ruled.

“The public interest with respect to equality between men and women and the integration of foreigners significantly outweighs the freedom of conscience (freedom of religion) of the students,” the department of education, culture and sport in the canton of Basel-Landschaft, northern Switzerland, said on Wednesday, RT online reported.

Philanthropy is not charity but a strategic investment in the future: Frank Islam


Foundation stone of Frank & Debbie Islam Management Complex was laid at AMU in February 2016

By TwoCircles.net news

Boston: Entrepreneur Frank Islam was honored with Philanthropy Leadership Award at a program here on Sunday may 22, 2016. The award was given by TwoCircles.net on the occasion of ten-year anniversary of the daily news website.

#TCN10: Some thoughts about the eventful journey

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step: Chinese Philosopher Laozi

By Kashif-ul-Huda, TwoCircles.net

Modi holds talks with Iranian president

Tehran : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday, on the second day of his two-day visit to Iran, held a "restricted" meeting with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.

“Building an enduring partnership. PM @narendramodi and President Rouhani exchange ideas at a restricted tete-a-tete,” external affairs ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup tweeted.

India, Iran and Afghanistan will sign an agreement on Monday to develop the Chabahar port in this Persian Gulf nation.

First British woman in space reunited with Russian crewmates

London : The first British woman in space was reunited on Friday with her Russian crewmates on the space flight which took place 25 years ago.

Helen Sharman became only the 12th woman to fly into space when she took part in the flight in the Soyuz TM12 spacecraft which blasted off from Kazakhstan, Xinhua reported.

Her two fellow crewmates were Russian cosmonauts Anatoly Artsebarsky and Sergei Krikalev and their flight docked with the Mir space station on May 20, 1991.

The team spent six days on the orbiting space station, carrying out scientific experiments.

Three Indian students selected for International Astronomy Olympiad

Kolkata : Three students from the states of Telangana, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra have been selected to represent India in the International Astronomy Olympiad (IAO) in Bulgaria later this year, the National Council of Science Museums (NCSM) announced on Friday.

The three students are Mulinti Shaik Wajid from Sri Chaitanya IPL Olympiad School, Hyderabad, Harshit Khandelwal from Bhavan's Prominent International School, Indore, and Prashant Abhijit Gokhale from R.N. Podar School, Mumbai.

Modi to visit Qatar in June

New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi will go on an official visit to Qatar on June 4-5 at the invitation of the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, it was announced on Friday.

This is the first prime ministerial visit from India to Qatar in eight years since the visit of then prime minister Manmohan Singh to Doha in 2008.

“There has been regular exchange of high-level bilateral visits in the recent past,” external affairs ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup said in his weekly media briefing here.

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